|Nic Bommarito - Harp Fragments [12rec.058] - Nic Bommarito|
For his new LP "Harp Fragments", Nic decided to hook up with us again. What luck! A lot changed since "Taciturn" and then again everything is the same. You have the dreamy melodies, the bitter-sweet melancholia, that specific Bommarito-feel of being lost in cinescope beauty. While Nic Bommarito is still a loner (despite assistance from his buddy Michael Connolly on viola and harp), the sound on his new album is much more that of a band, a rock band even more...
Keywords: Nic Bommarito; 12rec; 12rec.net; Postrock; Folk, Instrumental
|Ian Hawgood - Enfants Ruraux [12rec.053] - Ian Hawgood|
Ian Hawgood, international man of mystery. Mr. Hawgood is a hard-working musician, with an impressive oeuvre spread over a dozen of quality record labels. While his Koen Park moniker is about IDM- and Hip Hop influenced Electronica, the music he publishes under his civil name can roughly be classified as Ambient, Drone and Noise. His "The Fires Will Die At Night" at Resting Bell Netlabel is legend already...
Keywords: Ian Hawgood; 12rec; 12rec.net; Ambient; Analog; Fieldrecording
Downloads: 4,314 (5 reviews)
|V.A. - So Much Achieved. So Much Left To Do. - 12rec.net|
Welcome to 12rec.050! For our 50th release, we decided to go for a compilation. All exclusive. All free. All for you. We drummed up the whole bunch and asked them to deliver the best they have. They did. Seventeen chosen songs from recent and future 12rec. artists. You can download the compilation for free. You should do so! But if you really really want to support 12rec. and our artists, make sure to take a look at the fine digipak CD we got done.
Keywords: 12rec; 12rec.net; compilation; 050; discoversary; sampler
Downloads: 4,687 (3 reviews)
|Portabot - There Must Be a Sunrise in Every Ending [12rec.055] - César Pesquera|
Portabot is a Spain-born graphic designer, director and musician who lives and works in London and Barcelona. He is co-founder of UK ESP media laboratory Actop and related to London's D-Fuse VJ crew. His engagement for fresh audio-visual talents involves artdirection for Rojo Magazine and its associated projects. His experimental short film Passer/8 made up load of praise all over Europe. All these laurels ain't enough, César Pesquera released an successful album under the name of "Shudo" back ...
Keywords: Portabot; 12rec; 12rec.net; César Pesquera; Guitar; Electronic; microloop; video
|Astrowind - Into Vernadsky EP [12rec.041] - Tulo / Bukimi|
Kriipis Tulo and Mahi Bukimi form the duo Astrowind. Travelling the rusty railroad between Riga and the white shores of the Baltic Sea, they met in 2003 to perform a few live improvisations on old Soviet synthesizers. Things did seem to work out and Astrowind decided to go ahead with their cinematic music. I got in contact with Tulo and Bukimi for my review of their debut EP "The Night the Stars Flew" which has been released at the Russian ElectroSound-Netlabel...
Keywords: Astrowind; Into Vernadsky; Paleopsychedelic Ambient; Ambient; Electronic; Synth; 12rec; 12rec.net
Downloads: 3,157 (1 review)
|Bernier & Trottier - Objet abandonne en Mer [12rec.42] - Nicolas Bernier, Simon Trottier|
I got in contact with Canadian Nicolas Bernier when I wrote a review for his recent solo-release "Ailet l'eau faille by" at No Type-Netlabel. He ordered a bunch of CDrs and after some email chatting, he told me about a special project he's been working on. Nicolas teamed up with Montreal Folk- and improvisational guitarist Simon Trottier for some kind of a concept EP dealing 'bout a stranded objet abandonne...
Keywords: bernier; trottier; 12rec; glitch; folk; guitar; laptop; improv; canadian; no type; 12rec.net
Downloads: 4,390 (3 reviews)
|Klotzsch & Krey - Through All These Years Of Trying To Belong [12rec.056] - Emil Klotzsch & Ruediger Krey|
Emil Klotzsch has a couple of releases online, all of which are published by wonderful Netlabels including Autoplate, One and Zymogen. We are extremely happy to welcome Emil Klotzsch and Ruediger Krey with a new EP , exclusively released as MP3 download and DVD purchase. "Through All These Years" was captured to battery-driven HD recorders deep in the woods of the Eifel region, a low mountain range South-west of Cologne...
Keywords: klotzsch; krey; emil klotzsch; 12rec; 12rec.net; electronic; fielrecording; piano; bass clarinett
|Various Artists - Through the Mirror: adcBicycle Revisioned [12rec.051] - Matt Chisholm & others|
adcBicycle is Matt Chisholm from Ottawa, Canada. Matt had an EP on Kikapu (RIP) back in 2006 which was on heavy rotation in my player. After finishing his new album one year later, Matt decided not to release it. He got in contact with a bunch of artists he is friends with or fan of, asking them to revisionize his tunes. We are proud to publish this versatile compilation album of boundless and blissful Pop music!
Keywords: adcBicycle; Matt Chisholm; 12rec; 12rec.net; electronic; glitchpop; remix
Downloads: 7,928 (2 reviews)
|herzog - ocean! be our blanket [12rec.039] - Bill Bawden|
I recognized young Herzog a bit later than I could have. Being an important part of the Welsh Serein-collective, he contributed a wonderful piece of electro-acoustic ambient for the second label compilation OIO which, in a whole, was enjoyed a lot at the 12rec. world headquarter. We got the Crepusculum EP in the pipe and planned to add a remix to give Fred Batys' folklore music a decent electric twist...
Keywords: herzog; Bill Bawden; 12rec; 12rec.net; electronic; electroacoustic; ambient
Downloads: 25,174 (1 review)
|Plaistow - Do You Feel Lucky? - Bourquenez, Ortis, Bondi|
Formed during spring 2007 in Geneva by Johann Bourquenez (p) and Raphaël Ortis (b) and Cyril Bondi (dr) of Diatribes-fame, Plaistow released a first EP on the Swiss Insubordinations Netlabel in September 2007. Their most recent record "Do You Feel Lucky" is our 52. release. The three members met through various Netaudio- and improv music networks, like eDogm and Audioactivity. The band name comes from a Squarepusher's track, “Plaistow Flex Out”, and the piano/ bass/ drums formation is a Jaz...
Keywords: Plaistow; Johann Bourquenez; Raphaël Ortis; Cyril Bondi; 12rec; 12rec.net; Jazz; Trio; Improvisation
|The Sleeping Tree - Leaves and Roots [12rec.054] - Giulio Frausin|
The Sleeping Tree is Giulio Frausin from Italy. In the Spring of 2008, Filippo Aldovini of Zymogen Netlabel recommended this decent guy to us. We got in for a chat, failed to meet in Düsseldorf but agreed on a release somewhat later the year. Giulio's blueprint of low-key Pop- and Folk music was absorbing from the first seconds of his heart rendering "Love is an Eternal Lie" hit single, online as a demo version at myspace back then...
Keywords: The Sleeping Tree; Songwriter; Folk; Indiepop; Guitar; Giulio Frausin; 12rec; 12rec.net
|Rob Hunter - EP [12rec.038] - Rob Hunter|
Rob Hunter is a young fellow from the city of Bristol in South West England. He studies illustration (he did the artwork) and spends his time putting together tiny animation videos and making music. "I use whatever instruments i can get to make a sound, and layer it all up", as his myspace-account tells us. He released a cassette at UK Tapeclub Records before he joined the 12rec-family in late 2006...
Keywords: Rob Hunter; glitchpop; pop; funk; cut up; beats; guitar; synth; sample; 12rec; 12rec.net
Downloads: 8,597 (3 reviews)
|Nic Bommarito - Taciturn [12rec.037] - Nic Bommarito|
Nic Bommarito comes off like the all-American college boy. He's from a small city in the near distance to Detroit, Michigan. He studied philosophy in Ann Harbor and changed to Albuquerque, New Mexico to expand his Sanskrit-studies. This trip took him across 2/3 of the US, but the next relocation was even more thoroughgoing . In 2006, Nic moved to Lhasa in Tibet, Republic of China. Nic is the unresting type...
Keywords: Nic Bommarito; 12rec; 12rec.net; Instrumental,Guitar,Shoegaze; Indie; Electronic; Atmospheric; Introspective; Dreampop
Downloads: 31,906 (3 reviews)
|Derrick Hart - Songs From A Cross (The Sea) [12rec.059] - Derrick Hart|
Following Nic Bommarito's "Harp Fragments", this is part II of our "America, the beautiful" series. I am following the enigmatic Derrick Hart for quite a while now. Equally rooted in the chromatics of US-American Folklore and off-key Pop music, Hart is blessed with a wonderful voice and musical talent that makes his compositions shine like nothing else I heard in a while. His four track "Songs from a cross (the sea)" EP is probably the shortest 12rec...
Keywords: Derrick Hart; 12rec; 12rec.net; Indie; Pop; Folk; Singer Songwriter
Downloads: 16,652 (2 reviews)